Control data from 1529 infants studied in a multicentre case-control study of sudden infant death in New Zealand were analysed to identify factors that might hinder the establishment and duration of breast feeding.
Although 1300 infants (85%) were exclusively breast-fed at discharge from the obstetric hospital, this fell to 940 (61%) by 4 weeks.
Logistic regression was used to identify factors that might adversely influence breast feeding « at discharge », « at 4 weeks » and the overall « duration » of breast feeding.
When adjusted for confounding factors, not exclusive breast feeding « at discharge » was significantly associated with : twin pregnancy, being a Pacific Islander, mother not bedsharing, subsequent dummy use, birthweight less than 2500g, heavy maternal smoking, not attending antenatal classes and mother less than 20 years old at first pregnancy.
Mots-clés Pascal : Allaitement, Mère, Nourrisson, Nouveau né, Epidémiologie, Nouvelle Zélande, Tabagisme, Statut socioéconomique, Facteur prédictif, Homme, Océanie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Breast feeding, Mother, Infant, Newborn, Epidemiology, New Zealand, Tobacco smoking, Socioeconomic status, Predictive factor, Human, Oceania
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0049940
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 09/06/1995.